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#1    Abramelin

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:05 PM

The Tuaregs, who call themselves Imajaghan or Imashagen (Free People), were once distributed across North Africa from the north and east to the west of the Nile. They lived on the Sahara as both semi-nomadic and pastoral peoples. They have continued to migrated west and southward through time. Today with economic and political changes Tuareg territory is spread among the nations of Niger, Mali, Algeria, Libya, Senegal, Nigeria and Burkina Faso. The Tuareg people have become less nomadic with many settling in towns. According to the Annals of Human Genetics, mitochondrial DNA studies show that the majority of modern Libyan Tuaregs fall into the H1 haplogroup. This indicates that many of the Tuareg originally migrated from the Iberian Peninsula perhaps as early as 5000 years ago, later mixing with Berber and Sub-Saharan groups. The Tuareg at first used oxen for their caravans, adopting the camel and the camel-trade social structure from Arab camel nomads entering the region from Arabia about 2000 years ago.

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I have read here and there that the Basques were related to the Berber, but that it went the other way round, namely that people from NW Africa migrated to the Iberian Peninsula many thousands of years ago....


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:32 PM

I think like many other tribes Tuaregs were forced into Islam to survive, this is prolly why they kept the traditionnal Meccah matrilineal structure given by Kobe, the ancient Goddess of Meccah.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:19 AM

View PostParacelse, on 28 December 2012 - 06:32 PM, said:

I think like many other tribes Tuaregs were forced into Islam to survive, this is prolly why they kept the traditionnal Meccah matrilineal structure given by Kobe, the ancient Goddess of Meccah.

Kobe??? goddess of mecca?

could you please provide some more info on this "goddess"??

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:37 AM

View PostThe_Spartan, on 29 December 2012 - 10:19 AM, said:

Kobe??? goddess of mecca?

could you please provide some more info on this "goddess"??

Oups I mispelled it.  It's Kore triple Goddess that was worshiped until Mohamed changed to Allah.  Here is the first link I found on the web didn't feel like searching more.  I got my info from Walker Women Encyclopedia of Myth and Secrets.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:41 AM

View PostThe_Spartan, on 29 December 2012 - 10:19 AM, said:

Kobe??? goddess of mecca?

could you please provide some more info on this "goddess"??

I was thinking of Kaaba, but that's the name of the cubical shrine in Mecca, not of a goddess.

But does anyone have something to say about these Tuareg originating on the Iberian Peninsula?


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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:49 AM

View PostParacelse, on 29 December 2012 - 11:37 AM, said:

Oups I mispelled it.  It's Kore triple Goddess that was worshiped until Mohamed changed to Allah.  Here is the first link I found on the web didn't feel like searching more.  I got my info from Walker Women Encyclopedia of Myth and Secrets.

And how was this goddess "Kore" called by the Tuareg?

Considering the recent results of genetical research and archeology, she may have come from ancient Anatolia, not Northern Africa.


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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:44 PM

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And how was this goddess "Kore" called by the Tuareg?

Considering the recent results of genetical research and archeology, she may have come from ancient Anatolia, not Northern Africa.

Tuqregs may very well have kept their animistic mores and their matrilinear's habits from the ancient Goddess worship which they later adapted to Islam.  It wouldn't be the first time people would do that.  In fact many Arabis scientists such as Avicenne were lip believers.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:49 PM

View PostParacelse, on 29 December 2012 - 01:44 PM, said:

Tuqregs may very well have kept their animistic mores and their matrilinear's habits from the ancient Goddess worship which they later adapted to Islam.  It wouldn't be the first time people would do that.  In fact many Arabis scientists such as Avicenne were lip believers.

If it's true the Tuareg originated in the Iberian Peninsula, 5000 or more years ago, could their goddess be related to the Basque goddess "Mari"?


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Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:26 PM

View PostAbramelin, on 29 December 2012 - 01:49 PM, said:

If it's true the Tuareg originated in the Iberian Peninsula, 5000 or more years ago, could their goddess be related to the Basque goddess "Mari"?
5000 years ago, most of what is today's Western world was mainly worshipping Goddesses under various names:  May it be Mari for the Basques, Rosemerta for the Senons, Brigid for the Alemans,  I believe Druids were worshipping a Virgin (which was still seen in Chartres in the crypte and was destroyed sometimes in the XII th century, to be replaced by another black Madonna).  Mari, just like Kore was prolly worshipped as a Moon Goddess of Creation, which would be logical considering birth was only given by woment (unless there is something I don't know about that :P) until Sun Gods appeared and took over.  I don't think the sun god worship had anything to do with the beginning of farming and herding.  We know from Gopeki Tepe this was already actively practiced 12 000 years ago.  But something did happen and changed it.  Moses brought Yahwe, Akhenaton brought Aton, and it went downhill for Goddess worship since then.  The Basques continued to worshipped Mari when christian appeared, so they changed her name to Mary but continued the worship in caves like before.  This is perhaps why Mary is so important for the Basques whereas JC is basically inconsequential.  But the later part is just elucubration   Doen't mean it couldn't be true.  76% of the Black Madonnas of France have been found in caves in the particular region that was once the territory of Basques until Romans and Wisigoths showed up..then the Merovingians....... and then Dan Brown :P

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:21 AM

Wouldn't this be fun: it were people related to Basques who started the Egyptian Dynasties?


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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:04 PM

The thing is I believe there was a unique form of worship prior to known history and it was primarly a Goddess worship  (as I said this is my personal belief and I will not argue with anyone about this).  The primal Goddess name appears to have been Ann The fact that similar type of remnants of worship appears in different cultures tends to prove it but there aren't any "orthodox" studies on the subject.  Hans Soderberg who is a Cathar wrote something on the subject but I can't find him nor his work on the net.  He's name appears in Deodat Roche's books and those of Andre Douzet (the later two are also modern Cathari, Roche died at the ripe age of 101 in 1978).
Isn't strange also that Ann (the primeval Goddess) becomes Anne the mother of Mary in  christian pantheon.  So who knows?  Perhaps the Basques were our ancestors and gave us all our history.  There has not been any real studies (mycochondrial DNA for instances) between the Tuaregs, the Basques and the Egyptians but if a link was found I wouldn't be surprise.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:06 PM

Paracelse, you may remember I once told you about what I posted in the Oera Linda Book thread about "Hludana" and the "Black Madonna"?  I know you were interested, but I forgot if I ever sent you links to the posts I made about it.

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And how could there have been geographical contact between North Africans, Basques and Celts? Clearly by sea, with the Berbers being expert sailors who in Neolithic times reached the Canary Islands.

http://howiefirth.wo...ica-connection/

And, as we all know, the Basques were certainly known as excellent sailors.

The link between the "Iberians" and Tuareg appears to be much older:


Linking the sub-Saharan and West Eurasian gene pools: maternal and paternal heritage of the Tuareg nomads from the African Sahel.

The West Eurasian component observed in the Tuareg is highly interesting. A major proportion (94%) could be allocated to haplogroups H1, H3 and V, West Eurasian lineages of Iberian origin that spread to Europe and most probably North Africa with the improvement of the climatic conditions after the retreat of the ice sheets 15 000–13 000 years ago. The interpolation maps of these lineages across North Africa and Europe (Supplementary Material SM5) clearly place the Tuareg population in the path of the southern African edge of post-Last Glacial Maximum expansions. The H1 haplogroup (Supplementary Material SM5A and SM5B, with and without the outlier Norway, respectively) is as frequent in our southern Tuareg groups as in Libya and the centre of the dispersion within the Iberian Peninsula. The H3 haplogroup is almost vestigial in Tuareg (Supplementary Material SM5C), having the highest observed frequencies outside of Iberia in Algeria and Tunisia. Again for haplogroup V, Tuareg present frequencies as high as in the Basque country (Supplementary Material SM5D).

http://www.ncbi.nlm....les/PMC2987384/


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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:33 PM

View PostAbramelin, on 30 December 2012 - 04:06 PM, said:

Paracelse, you may remember I once told you about what I posted in the Oera Linda Book thread about "Hludana" and the "Black Madonna"?  I know you were interested, but I forgot if I ever sent you links to the posts I made about it.

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And how could there have been geographical contact between North Africans, Basques and Celts? Clearly by sea, with the Berbers being expert sailors who in Neolithic times reached the Canary Islands.

http://howiefirth.wo...ica-connection/

And, as we all know, the Basques were certainly known as excellent sailors.

The link between the "Iberians" and Tuareg appears to be much older:


Linking the sub-Saharan and West Eurasian gene pools: maternal and paternal heritage of the Tuareg nomads from the African Sahel.

The West Eurasian component observed in the Tuareg is highly interesting. A major proportion (94%) could be allocated to haplogroups H1, H3 and V, West Eurasian lineages of Iberian origin that spread to Europe and most probably North Africa with the improvement of the climatic conditions after the retreat of the ice sheets 15 000–13 000 years ago. The interpolation maps of these lineages across North Africa and Europe (Supplementary Material SM5) clearly place the Tuareg population in the path of the southern African edge of post-Last Glacial Maximum expansions. The H1 haplogroup (Supplementary Material SM5A and SM5B, with and without the outlier Norway, respectively) is as frequent in our southern Tuareg groups as in Libya and the centre of the dispersion within the Iberian Peninsula. The H3 haplogroup is almost vestigial in Tuareg (Supplementary Material SM5C), having the highest observed frequencies outside of Iberia in Algeria and Tunisia. Again for haplogroup V, Tuareg present frequencies as high as in the Basque country (Supplementary Material SM5D).

http://www.ncbi.nlm....les/PMC2987384/

So now there is a definite scientific and languistic explanation for the religious similarities between the Tuaregs, the Basques and also the Celts who appear to worship a Goddess and who had hiddent their worship within today's accepted form:  Islam for the Tuaregs and Christianity for the Basques, the Celts having been out of the picture for nearly 2000 years in terms of true culture.

Forgot to mention, do you think Viking (a form of Celts) could have received their knowledge of the "Sunstone" from Tuaregs and Basques?

Sunstone

Edited by Paracelse, 30 December 2012 - 05:38 PM.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:13 AM

View PostParacelse, on 30 December 2012 - 05:33 PM, said:

So now there is a definite scientific and languistic explanation for the religious similarities between the Tuaregs, the Basques and also the Celts who appear to worship a Goddess and who had hiddent their worship within today's accepted form:  Islam for the Tuaregs and Christianity for the Basques, the Celts having been out of the picture for nearly 2000 years in terms of true culture.

Forgot to mention, do you think Viking (a form of Celts) could have received their knowledge of the "Sunstone" from Tuaregs and Basques?

Sunstone

The Vikings were a Germanic people. and certainly no Celts.

But I have no idea who they got their idea of the Sunstone from.


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:43 AM

They were indeed more Germanic but they definitely mixed with Celts in the Eastern European regions, just like the Slavs did.  The reasons for bringing the "sunstone" was Tuaregs and Basques were seafarers of might and they must have had a mean to direct themselves around.

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